Category Archives: cousins

i owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite. – g. k. chesterton

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on a walk

by the detroit river

one cousin

two years older

and wiser

offers the other

a show of support

and perhaps

a small bit of advice.

Whatever advice you give, be short.

Horace

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if opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. – milton berle

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the cousins

set up a business

selling  lemonade

to a captive audience

of family and friends.

 some of the employees

wait for the customers

to come to their door

and at times business is slow.

but one,

the littlest,

has an out of the box idea.

he quietly

reclaims

lemonade

already sold

and pours it back

into the the pitcher

to resell again.

to the same captive audience.

“i’m a hustler, baby; i sell water to a well!”
― jay-z

love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself. – andre breton

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all of the

grand babies

cousins

from

 near

and

so far

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meet in one box.

all on one continent together

for the very first time.

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and it is a summit meeting

of the highest order

where they

talk about

important things

like

should we go climb in something else?

do you have squirrels or kangaroos where you live?

can you read?

how old will you be when it’s your birthday?

 can you ride a  bike?

does anyone know where my sippy cup is?

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in an instant

they know

they are

all

one family.

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I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars. E. M. Forster